Christine Green is Crafting At The Cottage https://christinegreencrafts.co.uk Observations, Creations & Inspirational Stuff Mon, 02 Oct 2017 14:56:31 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 This is Exciting  https://christinegreencrafts.co.uk/this-is-exciting/ https://christinegreencrafts.co.uk/this-is-exciting/#respond Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:33:51 +0000 http://christinegreencrafts.co.uk/?p=1889 So having paused my blog for a while and finally got myself an iPhone, I have discovered that I can blog from my phone and this is my first entry.  ...

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So having paused my blog for a while and finally got myself an iPhone, I have discovered that I can blog from my phone and this is my first entry. 

My big news is that I have an exhibition on at the rather fabulous farnhampottery in Wrecclesham. It’s on now until March 9th everyday 10-4 except Sundays. I will be there on February 18th running a paper cutting workshop followed at 4.30-7 by a private view-let me know if you can come and at 7.30 I am giving a talk about the show. So excited!!!

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Historic Tewkesbury https://christinegreencrafts.co.uk/historic-tewkesbury/ https://christinegreencrafts.co.uk/historic-tewkesbury/#respond Tue, 17 May 2016 08:25:22 +0000 http://christine.kcgdemo.co.uk/?p=1774 Once we had delivered the velvet cushions to the Antiques Roadshow last Thursday, we had a quick scoot around Tewkesbury and were bowled over by the distinctive timbered buildings. Beautiful ...

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Once we had delivered the velvet cushions to the Antiques Roadshow last Thursday, we had a quick scoot around Tewkesbury and were bowled over by the distinctive timbered buildings. Beautiful black and white ancient structures lined the high street, and some of the details were extraordinary, particularly the windows and patterning of the beaming – well worth a visit and lots of eateries and of course the stunning Abbey, towering over the town.

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Landmark Arts Papercuts https://christinegreencrafts.co.uk/landmark-arts-papercuts/ https://christinegreencrafts.co.uk/landmark-arts-papercuts/#respond Mon, 16 May 2016 11:24:04 +0000 http://christine.kcgdemo.co.uk/?p=1764 Spent a highly enjoyable and productive day at the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington on Sunday. My ten total novice paper cutters designed and cut some fab panels and amazed ...

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Spent a highly enjoyable and productive day at the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington on Sunday. My ten total novice paper cutters designed and cut some fab panels and amazed themselves – which is always rewarding from my point of view! Everything from a saxophone, to a rowing boat, owls to a very early Christmas card. I’ll be back there on November 19th with three 90 minutes taster paper cutting sessions. Why not treat yourself or a friend or both?

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Cushions for Antiques Roadshow https://christinegreencrafts.co.uk/cushions-antiques-roadshow/ https://christinegreencrafts.co.uk/cushions-antiques-roadshow/#comments Fri, 13 May 2016 21:57:49 +0000 http://christine.kcgdemo.co.uk/?p=1744 The last few weeks I have been busy project managing and hand finishing a set of embroidered velvet cushions for the BBC’s ‘Antiques Roadshow’, aided by my friend, the wonderfully talented ...

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IMG_1923The last few weeks I have been busy project managing and hand finishing a set of embroidered velvet cushions for the BBC’s ‘Antiques Roadshow’, aided by my friend, the wonderfully talented Marion (with Fiona and me) and embroidered by Nicky at http://spectrumpp.co.uk/ So big grey and red ones for a new bench and lots of small ones for displaying jewellery and watches and yesterday we delivered them to Tewkesbury Abbey where they were shooting a show, and within a matter of moments they were on set and being filmed – rather exciting!

A perfect day –  the cushions looked fab and got lots of compliments and the sun shone all day long!

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Love a Paper cut Challenge https://christinegreencrafts.co.uk/love-paper-cut-challenge/ https://christinegreencrafts.co.uk/love-paper-cut-challenge/#respond Fri, 08 Apr 2016 13:16:54 +0000 http://christine.kcgdemo.co.uk/?p=1433 One of the things I enjoy about designing for paper cutting is the challenge of integrating type and a specific shape – in this case a sax. My son loves ...

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One of the things I enjoy about designing for paper cutting is the challenge of integrating type and a specific shape – in this case a sax.

My son loves playing the sax and is pretty accomplished so the design for his birthday card this year was an obvious choice – all I had to do was sort the type out. So a couple of doodles later and some intense cutting this is the result.

If you have a special birthday or anniversary coming up, I could design and cut something bespoke – drop me a line . . .

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My first HF Holiday https://christinegreencrafts.co.uk/first-hf-holiday/ https://christinegreencrafts.co.uk/first-hf-holiday/#respond Wed, 06 Apr 2016 19:57:49 +0000 http://christine.kcgdemo.co.uk/?p=1406 April got off to a flying start with a reasonably hassle free drive down to Sussex for my first HF Holiday at Abingworth Hall, a beautiful residence complete with lake, ...

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April got off to a flying start with a reasonably hassle free drive down to Sussex for my first HF Holiday at Abingworth Hall, a beautiful residence complete with lake, stunning views across to the Downs and some rather splendid rooms. I was teaching creative patchwork to a small enthusiastic group in a beautiful wood panelled drawing in room, a lovely setting with views across the lawn to the water, framed by some magnificent trees. To add to the experience there was some really delicious food; I particularly liked the mini chocolate cup filled with Baileys; some glorious countryside to go tramping round and a trip to Petworth House to see some inspirational stitched pieces celebrating Capability Brown’s gardens, and some rather fab paintings including Turner, Van Eyck and Bosch.

Am off for a second course with HF Holidays in two weeks time at Malhamdale; a Craft taster Weekend – lots to have a go at including mosaic, paper cutting, book binding and felt making – https://www.hfholidays.co.uk/holi…/craft-weekend-malhamdale/ – may be see you there..

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Easter Sunshine and Activity https://christinegreencrafts.co.uk/easter-sunshine/ https://christinegreencrafts.co.uk/easter-sunshine/#respond Tue, 29 Mar 2016 12:58:51 +0000 http://christine.kcgdemo.co.uk/?p=1386 It’s been a busy Easter with preparations for the BCTF (British Craft trade Fair) ramping up. Much counting of card stock – assembling cards, photographing prints, painting of a small stand and ...

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It’s been a busy Easter with preparations for the BCTF (British Craft trade Fair) ramping up. Much counting of card stock – assembling cards, photographing prints, painting of a small stand and experimenting with how to hang my wares so they look inviting. The big weekend is March 10th, 11th and 12th and in between I have my first visit to a HF centre as a craft leader, patch working at Abingworth in the South Downs so it’s pretty busy with many a list being made and crossings off happening – and today it’s not raining which always make everything seem more manageable somehow!

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Art In Action coming up!!! https://christinegreencrafts.co.uk/art-action-coming/ https://christinegreencrafts.co.uk/art-action-coming/#respond Thu, 24 Mar 2016 12:48:48 +0000 http://christine.kcgdemo.co.uk/?p=1375 It’s that time of year when I start distributing leaflets far and wide about Art in Action, and here’s this year’s box worth complete with new calligraphic logo. If you ...

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Art in Action leaflets

Art in Action leaflets

It’s that time of year when I start distributing leaflets far and wide about Art in Action, and here’s this year’s box worth complete with new calligraphic logo.

If you have never been and have an atom of interest in all things creative – painting, sculpture, printmaking, illustration, jewellery, ceramics etc etc then do make sure you get along to Waterperry Gardens between July14th and 17th and make a day of it.

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First Course 2016! https://christinegreencrafts.co.uk/first-course-2016/ https://christinegreencrafts.co.uk/first-course-2016/#respond Wed, 20 Jan 2016 14:49:00 +0000 http://christine.kcgdemo.co.uk/first-course-2016/ Wonderful first course of 2016 at Denman – my patchwork novices were amazing and made some gorgeous pieces, including a couple of bags, a throw, some cushion covers and a cat quilt. ...

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Wonderful first course of 2016 at Denman – my patchwork novices were amazing and made some gorgeous pieces, including a couple of bags, a throw, some cushion covers and a cat quilt. I was so very chuffed with what they made and they were delighted!So if you fancy having a go why not gather a group of friends together, give me a call and I will come and sprinkle some patchwork magic.

et a few like minded chums together and I can come along and sprinkle patchwork inspiration all around.

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Busy! Busy! https://christinegreencrafts.co.uk/busy-busy/ https://christinegreencrafts.co.uk/busy-busy/#respond Wed, 09 Dec 2015 11:39:00 +0000 http://christine.kcgdemo.co.uk/busy-busy/ So December has been crazy busy with many a wreath ripped and knotted and Christmas paper cuts aplenty – all great fun and super happy students.Here’s a selection of what ...

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So December has been crazy busy with many a wreath ripped and knotted and Christmas paper cuts aplenty – all great fun and super happy students.
Here’s a selection of what has been going on.

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